Magnhild Meltveit Kleppa

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Magnhild Meltveit Kleppa
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Governor of Rogaland
In office
1 November 2013 – 21 June 2019
Monarch Harald V
Prime Minister Erna Solberg
Preceded by Tora Aasland
Succeeded by Bent Høie (elect)
Minister of Local Government and Regional Development
In office
21 September 2007 – 20 October 2009
Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg
Preceded by Åslaug Haga
Succeeded by Liv Signe Navarsete
Minister of Transport and Communications
In office
20 October 2009 – 18 June 2012
Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg
Preceded by Liv Signe Navarsete
Succeeded by Marit Arnstad
Minister of Social Affairs
In office
17 October 1997 – 17 March 2000
Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik
Preceded by Hill-Marta Solberg
Succeeded by Guri Ingebrigtsen
Personal details
Born (1948-11-12) 12 November 1948 (age 70)
Fister, Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Political party Centre Party
Alma mater Kristiansand lærerskole
Stavanger lærerskole

Magnhild Meltveit Kleppa (born 12 November 1948 in Fister) is a Norwegian politician for the Centre Party.

Kleppa is educated as a teacher at Kristiansand Teacher Training College in 1970. She worked as a teacher from 1967 to 1992 and served as Governor of Rogaland County from 2013-2019.

Political career

She was the Minister of Social Affairs from 1997 to 2000 and was appointed Norwegian Minister of Local Government and Regional Development on 21 September 2007.

On 20 October 2009, she swapped departments and became Minister of Transport and Communications. Her political advisor is fellow Centre Party member Sigrid Brattabø Handegard.

She was elected to the Parliament of Norway for the first time in 1993, and has been reelected four times, lastly in 2009. From the 2005 elections until she was appointed to cabinet, she was the parliamentary leader for the Centre Party. She did not seek reelection in the 2013 Norwegian parliamentary election.[2]


"Magnhild Meltveit Kleppa" (in Norwegian). Storting.

  1. ^ "Sørget for straff for religionskritikk" (in Norwegian). Aftenposten. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2010. (in Norwegian)
  2. ^ Kjetil Løset: Sp-topp trekker seg fra Stortinget (in Norwegian) TV2, June 25, 2012. Retrieved December 9, 2012.
Political offices
Preceded by
Liv Signe Navarsete
Norwegian Minister of Transport and Communications
Succeeded by
Marit Arnstad
Preceded by
Åslaug Haga
Norwegian Minister of Local Government and Regional Development
Succeeded by
Liv Signe Navarsete
Preceded by
Hill-Marta Solberg
Norwegian Minister of Social Affairs
Succeeded by
Guri Ingebrigtsen
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